December 15th, 2018 | 53 mins 41 secs
baseball, baseball prospectus, mlb
Shohei Ohtani revisited, baseball Hall of Fame bar lowering and how it affects who gets in, lining up optimal player development and what happens when you launch a new statistic.
November 15th, 2018 | 54 mins 46 secs
baseball, baseball prospectus, mlb
Harry and Kendall talk about the quantifying The Opener phenomenon, Bill James' comments about replacing players, trying to figure out if regular baseball fans could visibly tell the difference between top MLB talent and replacement level talent. Then cap it off with a discussion about the changes at Baseball Prospectus.
October 25th, 2018 | 25 mins 45 secs
baseball, catching, pitching, world series
In the playoffs (and always) pitching and catching are important
October 4th, 2018 | 58 mins 42 secs
We talk about how you build a baseball team for the playoffs and the future. It’s good to talk about baseball. Enjoy the playoffs.
August 23rd, 2018 | 50 mins 16 secs
Harry and Kendall talk about the Women's Baseball World Cup, then look at how the number of 🔥high velocity🔥pitchers has increased over the last 10 years. They wrap up with a discussion of how bullpen usage affects lineups and how it might affect your daily fantasy league.
July 13th, 2018 | 59 mins 19 secs
We visit with Jason Benetti, television play by play announcer for the Chicago White Sox. We talk with him about his start in the business, taking over for a broadcasting legend, how he integrates Steve Stone's first hand knowledge, with the plethora of statistical data he has access to.
We also touch on the All Star Game and how catchers are evaluated for the Hall of Fame.
June 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
baseball, home runs, knitting, mlb
Talking about the materials that make up a baseball with Dr. Meredith Wills. We also revisit two-way players, dig into defensive metrics and why they're difficult, and are reminded that everything old is new again.
May 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 11 mins
baseball, cbs sports, mlb, mlb draft
R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports came on to talk with us about the Rays recent usage of Sergio Romo as a starting pitcher. We talk about whether this concept will continue and if there may be other teams willing to try it out. We also talk with Anthony Rescan about his Baseball Prospectus Intern project for calculating surplus draft value. We threw in a handful of things we've learned over the last few weeks including tidbits about Kendrys Morales, Jordan Hicks, and the predictive value of xStats.
May 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 51 mins
baseball, home runs, mlb
We discuss the Report of the Committee Studying Home Run Rates in Major League Baseball released on May 24, 2018. We talk with committee chair Dr. Alan Nathan, and committee member Dr. Dan Brooks as well as radar and target tracking research engineer, Dr. Sean O'Rourke. We examine what the report is saying and what it means going forward.
May 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 14 mins
baseball, pitching, statistics
Sam Miller joined us to talk about his recent article about evaluating Statcast's new Pop Time metric. Surprising exactly no one, we also talk about Shohei Ohtani, again. And take a look at Robinson Cańo's Hall of Fame candidacy.
April 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
baseball, mlb, world series
Baseball is back and we're all so glad.
March 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
baseball, mlb, pitching, radar
2:32 Revisiting PECOTA team projections
10:44 Announce winners of The Shift by Russell A. Carleton giveaway
14:40 Spin Rates and Pitch Design with Jeff Long
1:08:45 More juiced ball talk (h/t Rob Arthur)
February 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
ballparks, baseball, mlb, pitching
When we talk about park adjusted stats, and park factors, what does all of that mean? How do we arrive at those numbers and how do we account for changes over time? We also talk about "pitch design" and how that combines analytical data and player development.
February 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
baseball, mlb, pecota, projections
We talk with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown, who oversee Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections to get some more insight into how the projections are made, what's new this year, and of course hip hop.
January 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
baseball, mlb, pitching, radar, umpires
We talk to Jeff Long, Sean O'Rourke, Wayne Boyle, and Russell Carleton about their recent Pitching Week article about the Robot Strikezone and Robot Umpires.
January 18th, 2018 | 57 mins 45 secs
baseball, mlb, pitching, sabermetrics
Stolen Signs is back. Harry and Kendall talk about the slow offseason, collusion and ideas on how to change the economics of baseball. After a short break (14:05) they discuss new research by Duke University that looks into neurological and motor skills and how they translate to baseball production, a new smart baseball that can provide some pitch tracking and tease some new work by the stats team at Baseball Prospectus. To wrap up (32:00), a look into the state of pitching and try to talk about what an inning(s) eater is and also what an ace is.